Hardware reliability of embedded systems: are we there yet?

  • Speaker:
    Prof. Bashir M. Al-Hashimi

    University of Southampton, UK 

  • Location:

    KIT building 30.10,

  • Date: Sept. 11th, 2013, 8:30am

The last ten years has seen major academic research efforts to improve the reliability of embedded systems in the presence of various hardware faults. The talk will review the highlights of this research and also report on some effective industrial practices in dependable hardware design. The aim is to motivate further focused research in system-level design approach and automation tools for reliable and energy-efficient design of future many-core embedded systems.

Short Bio:
Bashir M. Al-Hashimi holds the endowment ARM chair in Computer Engineering, school of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton, UK. He is the director of the Pervasive Systems Centre for multidisciplinary research in Electronics and Computer Science, and he is a co-director of the ARM-ECS research centre. He serves as Dean of Research, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering.
He has recently (2013) been elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering for his contribution to low-power design and test of mobile computing systems; fellows of the Academy comprise the UK most eminent and distinguished engineers and are recognised for their excellence in the science and practice of engineering. In 2009, he was elected fellow of the IEEE for significant contributions to design and test of low-power circuits and systems.
Prof. Al-Hashimi has published 300 papers, authored or co-authored 5 books, and graduated 32 PhD students. He served as Technical Programme chair and General Chair of DATE conference in 2009 and 2011, respectively.